JAKARTA, NNC - PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (SMGR.JK) through its subsidiary PT Semen Gresik is building clean water facilities for communities located in three villages around the Rembang plant, i.e., Kajar, Timbrangan and Ngampel Villages of Gunem Sub-district, Rembang Regency, Central Java.
The construction of clean water infrastructure is marked with the groundbreaking by the President Director of Semen Gresik Mukhamad Saifudin and Rembang Regent Abdul Hafidz in Jatimalang Hamlet of Kajar Village, Gunem Sub-district.
Mukhamad Saifudin said that the clean water facilities provided by the company to the three villages are pumps, pipelines and water tanks. The company spent IDR600 million.
According to him, the development of clean water facilities in three villages with a population of 600 families or 1,800 people was done from Tuesday (2/13/2018) and targeted to be completed within 45 days. Water comes from water sources that already exist in the villages of Kajar and Ngembel, while for Timbrangan Village it comes from the wells drilled by citizens.
"Through the assistance of clean water facilities it is expected to provide benefits for the community primarily for the provision of basic public services about clean water, improving the quality of health, improving the clean culture in the community, and developing environmental sanitation," he said, Tuesday.
To realize clean water and sustainable sanitation facilities it needs managers of facilities who are able to manage, operate and maintain the facilities properly. So, later the management is submitted to the community through the village-owned enterprises (BUMDES) that have been formed for distribution and improving the welfare of the community.
Meanwhile, Rembang Regent Abdul Hafidz said the government of Rembang appreciated the assistance provided by Semen Indonesia. This assistance proves the commitment of Semen Indonesia to support the improvement of people's welfare.
He is aware that the poverty rate in Rembang Regency is quite high. The existence of the company is expected to move the economic potential and reduce poverty. The regent also hopes the community can support the industry in Rembang Regency.